Without taking a stump grinder to its past, Mouse on Mars remains rooted to its Dadaesque tradition while moving much closer to a more conventional "rock" structure. Bass and guitar show up as welcome family members, not long-lost relatives, mingling with the laptops like old buddies at a bachelor party. Across the board, everything is beefed up considerably, and older, oddball glitch/IDM workouts like "Twift" benefit greatly from Nkishi's flashy stickwork -- between his flailing arms and all the sequencer/synth action going on, polyrhythms pop out everywhere, like a can of snakes. There's nothing more boring than electronic performers relying on nothing but computers in the live arena. The audio research department known as Mouse on Mars has addressed the problem and corrected it -- maybe for good.